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Albufeira

PortoBay Falésia

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Why We Love It

  • Good-value resort near Albufeira with sea views & lush gardens
  • Direct access to one of the nicest beaches in the Algarve
  • Lots of facilities on site, including indoor & outdoor pools, a spa & tennis courts
  • Good option for families

Map & Directions

The hotel is just over half an hour’s drive from Faro Airport. There is free outdoor parking at the hotel or guests can use the garage for an extra charge.

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Overview

Surrounded by pine trees, the Porto Bay Falesia is a good-value pick with picturesque sea views, direct beach access and child-friendly facilities. The hotel is near the traditional fishing village of Olhos d'Água, 15 minutes’ drive east of Albufeira in the “slightly quieter, more upmarket part of town” (Fodor’s). It’s around half an hour from Faro, and the golf courses and expansive marina in Vilamoura are 20 minutes away by car, or a 4-mile stroll along the beach.

Hidden in the hotel’s lush gardens lie two tennis courts, a putting green and a petanque course with equipment available to hire (extra charge applies). The golden sands of Praia da Falesia are just a short walk from the heart of the resort, accessed via a flight of stairs near the putting green. Protected by terracotta-coloured cliffs, it’s one of the nicest beaches on this stretch of coast, with waves suitable for amateur surfers. An outdoor playground, children’s pool and games room keep the kids entertained, and the resort hosts ‘mini discos’ for younger guests in the summer months.

Spend the day lazing by the free-form pool, where light meals and ice creams are served until 6pm. The hotel also has a gym and a small spa with treatment rooms, a Turkish bath, sauna, Jacuzzi and an indoor pool, which is heated to 28°C all year round (open 8am-8pm). In the evenings, there’s a choice of a themed international buffet or Italian dishes from an à la carte menu, accompanied by live Brazilian music in the summer. A large buffet spread is served at breakfast, and omelettes and made-to-order espressos are also available (extra charge applies).

The bedrooms are comfortable, with a classic design, marble-finished bathrooms, and balconies (the best with sea views). Upgrade to a Junior Suite for more space in the form of an adjoining sitting room. Wi-Fi is available in the rooms for a supplement, and is accessible for free in the lobby. There’s also a computer terminal in the games room for free internet access and printing.

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts

Services

  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 6.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 100.00 per room (roundtrip)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 5 per night
  • An in-room safe is available for an additional fee
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 30 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 60 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Renovations and Closures
The property is closed between 7 January and 10 February.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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